Natalia Delaune is a litigator and advisor with more than nine years of experience counseling and representing companies in all aspects of employment law. She has successfully represented companies in complex wage and hour class and collective actions and discrimination complaints. Her experience covers a wide range of matters under state and federal laws, including whistleblower actions, trade secret and employee mobility issues, Family and Medical Leave Act and Fair Labor Standards Act matters, and actions under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA). She has trial experience in employment and commercial litigation matters including serving as second-chair in bench and jury trials.
In addition to her litigation practice, Natalia partners with clients to establish best practices. She provides strategic advice on a variety of compliance issues, including joint employment concerns, wage and hour compliance, and reductions-in-force. She drafts employment policies, executive employment and severance agreements, and restrictive covenant agreements.
Originally from Montevideo, Uruguay, Natalia has significant experience counseling companies with operations in Latin America on personnel and compliance issues.
Natalia serves on the board of directors of the Highland Park United Methodist Church Day School. She is a member of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association and National Employment Law Council.
- December 2012Employee breaches fiduciary duty to employer when employee solicits customers or co-workers while still employed, Practitioner Insights, WestlawNext
- January 28, 2019
Calculating Overtime Under Federal Law: The Regular Rate Requirements & Exemptions
- September 28, 2016
CLE, Preparing to File a Lawsuit in Texas State and Federal Court
- March 8, 2016
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Legal Clinic, "Select Issues for Small Business Owners"
- August 2, 2013
The FCPA, Summary of Recent Developments & Impact on the M&A Environment
- January 11, 2013
Entrepreneurial Development Series, "Navigating the Jungle of Employment Law"
- October 20, 2011
Jones Day Dallas MCLE University, "Twitterpation: Social Media in the Workplace"
- University of Virginia (J.D. 2010; Articles Editor, Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law; President, Virginia Employment and Labor Law Association); The College of William & Mary (B.A. in English and Government magna cum laude 2007); Virginia Commonwealth University (2002-2005 Varsity Women's Basketball Team; Colonial Athletic Association Student-Athlete Award)
- Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas and Central District of Illinois; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Texas Super Lawyers: "Top 50 Texas Women Rising Stars" (2019); "Top 100 Texas Rising Stars" (2019); and "Rising Star" (2015-2019)